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picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presid
up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another state and that is the state of west virginia, you can see with the five electoral votes going to mitt romney. if you look here, you can see south carolina went to mitt romney. no big surprises. we want to take to you vermont that went to president obama. that too was expected. if you take a look at the map where we are focusing on is ohio. mitt romney capturing the neighboring states. a key battleground state, contin
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's election day. and the polls here in california just opened about 55 second ago. the months of campaigning the millions of dollars spent on ads comes down to this day. the presidential race remains a dead heat with the latest poll showing president obama and mitt romney still neck in neck in the all important battleground states. mitt romney voted this morning near his boston area home with his wife. romney is now heading to ohio and then pennsylvania where he is making last-minute campaign appearances. this was just announced yesterday before heading back to boston this evening. president obama is back home in chicago where he will watch the results come in later this evening. coming up at 7:15, we will have a guide to the key returns today and when we could know the results of the presidential election. >> time 7:01 you heard tori the polls opened moments ago here in california. we have reporters all over the bay area covering today's local, state and national issues. you see the reporters there tara and everybody else we will start with ktvu's at polling place in san jose good morning.
people in northern california were in the sunshine and it did not matter. >> san francisco is on it will roll this week with the giants, great weather. >> my girlfriend and i went to the park and i am really enjoying the sunshine. >> ocean beach is usually cold. >> we will come up with did not know what to expect we saw a blue skies and said let us go to the park and we came back and went to the beach. >> that cold winter season is just around the corner but on ocean beach that is not on their mind. just how beautiful it is. this is one of the reasons why we live here. jeff bush, kron 4. >> beautiful temperatures around the bay area with 70's in most areas and cooler along the coast. not much of a spread of around the bay today with mid-70s are run the east. santa rosa, 77 degrees. as the go for tonight clear skies and more sunshine. more warm weather and even warmer tomorrow. clear. there could be some patchy dense fog around some areas but sunshine and a 70's once again. then the san francisco, amid 70's and nearly 80 degrees in redwood city. and if the forecast high of 8
've seen all these medical marijuana dispensaries in california. there are three other states, massachusetts, arkansas, montana are already allowing those for medical marijuana and 17 other seats. and washington, call lebron o in massachusetts those are most likely to pass. arkansas or an organ is most likely to fail. the porsche for recreation was " put on the ballot later defended it would be the first state in the southern sections to allow medical marijuana. when we talk about medical marijuana keep that-porsch pu sh//or medical marijuana it would have a very small amount. they've been trying this forcibly years. >> realistically how many states how likely are those going to pass? >> many people are going to say that it is likely to weapon in these states but look back at what happened in california. likely to- happened and what these states in 2010 but it did not pass in 2010. with least two of those states will recognize marijuana. >> the future of education in california will be decided by voters. there are two propositions tax increases. one of them as proposition 3 th
. >> california gov. jerry brown is making a final swing to the state pushing proposition 30. that is his temporary tax measure and that funding education and preventing another round of budget cuts. among his stops in a, san francisco. >> it was here that the governor and a variety of well-known politicians are making their final push in favor of proposition 30. it is backed by the governor and the teachers' union raising the income tax proposition 30's goes into the general fund and least for the issue will be felt towards education. 4312, agitation and universities. teachers say that it could be devastating for teachers if it did not pass. >> in the past if we did not see this past week could see people disappearing. >> not everybody is an support of proposition dirty. many people have been at defeating the initiative in the tax increases. >> this would be the highest taxed state in the nascen natio. this is only going to drive more jobs and people out of the state. it could decrease revenue. we need to attract businesses back to this to the california. >> coming up a full report with
aim reporting. >> closer to home the future of education funding in california would put to voters today. two propositions on the state ballot and to give more money to education through temporary tax increase. one measure is proposition 38 vs tax which has the backing of the other. opposition 30 fails it will force an additional $6 billion cut triggering massive cuts to education. 4.5 from cape through eight education. 500 million cut to public universities which will lead to fewer class offerings and the possibility of tuition increases. >> proposition 38 the competing bill is looking to raise money for education plan temporary income tax hike. you cannot vote yes for both of you like. proposition 30 does began pumping money into the educational system leave it. >> measure and will place a one penny per ounce tax on sugary drinks. tricks like soda and sports drinks. basically any beverage that contains a caloric sweetener. it would not apply to 100 percent juice drinks nor honestly know. same-sex marriages on the ballot in several states. voters in maine and maryland and washingt
in the outcome... >> reporter: california almost certain to vote for president obama. voters in the red states almost certain to go for governor romney. arizona and north carolina leaning romney. new mexico, minnesota and pennsylvania are leaning obama. so what do you have left? true toss-up states, we will color them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron
and the republican campaign has kept up a steady fight. >> it will be paid long fight in california i am not so sure nationally. it will be late in the night before we learn the fate of prop. 30. >> it will be a tight race and as of now they said that once the polls close they plan to wait here for a possibly long night. >> we have new information about what states have gone to what candidates. cnn is predicting governor romney will take oklahoma bringing him 240 electoral college votes. the president meanwhile, its projected winds and several new england states as well as others. maine has been projected for the president as well as (...) the main road island kinetic it is for the president, new hampshire is still a big swing state. it has not been called but the president also has vermont. in addition to the president has been projected to win washington d.c. right here. as well as illinois. no surprise there that is the president's home state. he is surging ahead of governor romney with the slough estates over here. this information is just coming into the newsroom and we'll continue to keep you
and brings us the high clouds. and a little rain you can see over the northwest corner over california and it is starting to fizzle out. but that will be about it. for the morning hours, we'll would be the high clouds and 1:00, 2:00, it looks like it clears out good. and the second half of the afternoon, we'll have mostly sunny skies. in a nutshell, we have a mild day in store, warmer than yesterday by several degrees. and temperatures mid-60s at the coast to mid-70s inland. take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood. mid-70s in nevada and 70 in richmond. 71 in oakland, mid-70s in danville and 74 in livermore. 73 in san jose, a nice day for perhaps getting outdoors and having some fun. 72 in redwood city and 70 san mateo, 67 in half moon bay. and the extended forecast shows you a warmer day for sunday. remember, we fall back into the overnight hours tonight and into tomorrow morning. we gain an hour of sleep as we waking up tomorrow morning mostly sunny skies and the temperatures well above normal at this point. as we get into monday and tuesday, we're looking at low to m
-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for their cars and generators. power is slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so many runners helped victims of sandy. >> these marathoners, they are not even neighbors, probably not even staten islanders. look what they are doing. great. >> people in staten island come out to cheer us on every year so the at least we can do is help them out. >> me weather forecast is not good for thousands who lost everything. there's another storm on the way with freezing temperatures. >>> our parent company, cbs corporation, has contributed a million dollars to the red cross. and cbs corporation will make a matching contribution to the american red cross for all sandy related contributions by employees of cbs. >> they turned the whole mar
the latest edition of california political week or cal-peak, this speaks to what we were talking about. how the republican party has lost its edge particularly among latinos, women young voters. in california, my state california republican party used to have 63.2% of voter registration. registered voters in california. republicans. today, for the first time, voter -- republican voter registration in california, this is according to cal-peak has fallen below 30%. democrats hold every statewide office and both the united states senators and of course the big majority of the united states congressional delegation. republican party bob mulholland use to the work for me as political director of the party. is quoted as saying wolves have a better chance of getting off the endangered species list than republicans. [ laughter ] >> bill: the more tea party they get the more they leave average americans behind. the more they're in decline as a party. here is a person -- some of that may be up close and personal. ginger gibson, politi
@journal.org. talk a little bit about proposition 8 in california. as the impact what could happen this time around? guest: let me go back and say, marriage equality is no longer a partisan issue. if you look at socio-economic trends across this country, americans from all walks of life, all parts of this country, all sorts of americans, republicans, democrats, catholics, episcopalians, they all support marriage equality in majority's right now. that is probably one of the largest of allusions of has taken place since 2006 and 2008. you are right. perhaps the most high-profile marriage equality battle took place in 2008 in california around prop 8. unfortunately, we lost by just a few percentage points. as a result of that, prop. 8, a group called the american foundation for equal rights decided to launch a constitutional challenge for that vote. and it stands for is right now before the supreme court and on november 20, they will decide whether or not to take up that case. host: a paul talking about support for gay marriage. referenced that 50% of those who were polled, say it should be on the bal
the death penalty in california. kron4's dan kerman is here in dan how are california leading? >> at this point the poll finds a majority of californians are in favor of repealing the death penalty and replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. and while this is a reverse from poll numbers back in september the number of those expected to vote yes is a big enough for proportion 34 to pass. let's take a look at the numbers. the latest field poll of serving people at the end of october indicates 45 percent will vote yes, 30 percent felt no and 70 percent remained undecided. that is a significant change from early september when yes voters trilled spells opposed by 45 to the amount of 42%. >> usually when they learn more which is unique id is moving the other way. they are learning more about the initiative. and they could at most likely vote yes. >> 45 could not be enough. however, it will perhaps come down to the 70% of undecided. >> you talk about this measure is growing to have any indication about why the polls indicate that? >> it seems to be becaus
california, ron waiting to talk to us. caller: good morning. good job. the issues are occluded. the whole congress -- i blame the entire congress for holding americans hostage for this results. this is not space science. we're not trying to go to pluto. we are trying to fix something of a vote of 425 people we have to convince. this is ridiculous. the price of health care is doubling as a first of the year. that has nothing to do with the fiscal cliff. that is congress not paying attention to what's going on with health care. they are blaming obamacare on this, but this was before the election the price of health care was going up. across the board, we are not dealing with problems at hand. both sides of the aisle, those that don't want to give an answer to this before we go over the fiscal cliff, they're not responding to the will of the people. they will be voted out. there's no doubt. if we have some very lovely and caring republicans that are very conservative and we love them, but we will vote them out if they don't fix this. we are holding them responsible as we are holding the demo
a record turn out in california. the secretary of state says many precincts reporting a high volume of voters. 18 million people registered to vote for the election. that is a state record. half of those plan to vote by mail.uu=÷ >> really interesting to see such a large turn out in polling places because i'm also suspecting that we're going to have largest vote by mail turn out in the history of the state. >> that is a big achievement considering only 31% of the eligible voters took part in the june primary. many voters dropped off ballot was out leaving their cars. san jose's most watched race is measure did. california schools banking on prop 30, governor jerry brown proposed that plan, today voted for it. people in oakland greeted him in the oakland hills, proposition 30 raises money for public schools and community colleges and temporarily add a quarter cent tax to state sales tax and raise taxes for californians earning more than $250,000 a year. opponents say it's too expensive. here is a look at propositions. prop 32 preventing unions from deducting money from paychecks to
the election several initiatives on the california ballot may come down to undecided voters. tonight dan kerman looks at the latest poll on proposition 34. if it is passed it would repeal the death penalty. >> california's death row could soon shut its doors for good. a new field poll shows a majority of californians favor proposition 34 which would repeal the death penalty. 45 say they would vote yes. 38 percent oppose the measure and 70 percent remained undecided. that is a significant increase in support from the poll taken in the month of september. when yes voters grilled " no " voters 45-42%. director mark di camillo.. and a this is a particularly unique situation is moving the other way. there is more about the initiative. >> he says the reversal is because of changing attitudes of what the cost will state less money. the death penalty or life in prison without parole? >> now, the people have changed their minds thematically dramatically and they think it is more expensive to do the death penalty the way that it is being implemented right now with all of the appeals and the backlogs and
to the desk. >>> the poles are open here in california, just 90 minutes from now, president barack obama now back home in chicago, he will watch the election returns come in and mitt romney will continue campaigning in ohio before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the obama and election day headquarters throughout the morning and we will have more coming up in 13 minutes. >>> voting on the east coast. this is a live picture. you have lived in hialeah? >> hialeah, sorry about that folks in florida. even with the increasing popularity, many are choosing to cast ballots intern and there they are on election day. and in knoxville new hampshire, that is the first to vote in the presidential election and the 10 registered voters are there for the first time ever it was a tie. 5 times for president barack obama and more for president barack obama. >> voters have already voted. jeanine joins us from the registrar's office and i know people are showing up, so what is happening now jeanine? >> we have already started to see some activity. this is a registrar's office and it's al
, the ballot initiative process in california is so famous. i do want to say that california had a couple of controversial ones here, 1, they did not vote down the death penalty, still allowed in california. 2, it looks like they passed a tax measure to make california the most taxed state in the union. so that's controversial here in california. a bit of a surprise, considering the economy here in the golden state isn't the best. but you mention the process, the ballot process across the country. yes, definitely, same-sex marriage and marijuana both faired very well at the ballot box. maine passed it, as well as maryland and washington, all passing referendums, allowing for same-sex marriage. they legalized it again in maine, maryland and washington, and an amendment to vote against it in minnesota is too close to call at this hour. meantime, to the medical marijuana front, we know that two big states here that passed the medical marijuana were -- lost you here, montana. and in oregon, it's failing. the interesting vote with marijuana was the fact that colorado and washington allowed it
in santa barbara, california. caller: hello. good morning. i guess my comment is, and kind of glad that the spectacle of elections are over. and maybe we can start to focus on some of the serious issues that still remain. i notice you just made a comment that reid had put out an olive branch to john boehner and mitch mcconnell. i am hoping that at some point in the future that may be c-span can run some segments on the article 5 convention. i really think that we needed to a convention of state delegates to deliberate over certain issues that none of the candidates talked about. i am very concerned about proprietary source codes and electronic voting machines. i am concerned about voter fraud, i am concerned about corporate control of what makes it out of a committee to the floor for a vote and what does not. my comment is, am glad the elections are over. i hope it can start to address some serious issues. host: that is john in santa barbara. usa today lead editorial -- voters can obama a subdued second term mandate. barack obama is election in 2008 made history purity become the f
, illinois, california, and new york, the democrats are going to pick up 104 electoral college there and they did nothing there except go there for fund-raisers. that just shows you how sure we have of these states that are so blue and so red. but it's those nine states that we're talking about. that's what it's going to come down to, those nine battleground states and they are all-- with the possible exception of ohio-- all within the margin of error right now. >> pelley: norah, what do you see going into election tonight? >> one of the things i think is interesting is how much of the country has voted today before election day, the so-called early vote. it's been growing over the years. today we've seen more than 30 million people have turned out at the polls. interestingly enough, scott, the battleground state where this early vote has turned out. look at this. colorado, 77% has already voted. nevada. 72%. north carolina, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the result
registered voters in california which is 940,000 more registered voters than the lax election. we spoke with the voters to see if they early voted. while others like going to the polls. take a listen. >> the old school route is last minute and so yeah i'm going to do the old school route and i will vote tuesday, tomorrow, and right after work. yeah. that's the way i always do it. i do it every year. >> we always vote by mail. it's easier. get it over with. then i don't have to listen to the hoopla that goes around the election. >> reporter: and some of the major key issues besides the presidential election that voters are concerned about concerns proposition 30 which is the temporary tax and proposition 32 which is the political contributions by poll pais roll deductions measure. coming up we'll talk to more voters to see what are driving them to the polls this election. live in san francisco i'm brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. don't forget you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu channel 2. also on our website ktvu.com and tomorrow
throughout northern california and nevada. all their workers are on strike. there is no word how long the strike will go on for. the remittives out here say that the negotiations between the company and the union are continuing so there is some hope and optimism this might reach a resolution soon. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> overnight a pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries after a hit and run in santa rosa. that collision happened near the intersection of againville road and coffee lane. after the crash we found that suspect vehicle with its windshield shattered. witness tips led to the arrest of christian pena. he faces charges. a felony hit and run, driving under the influence, violating probation, and he has a prior dui conviction. the victim was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> there was another hit and run. a driver slammed into another car at hone avenue and farmers learn around 12:45 this morning. the victim was not injured anoas was able to describe the suspects car to police. police tracked down 52-year-old jimmy hawaii men these to highway 1
. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
calls out of the blue of people who are stranded in places like california. they're asking, how can i get my vote in, i can't get back home? we give them the procedure and it seems to be working really well. there are hundreds of people who have been voting every day. we're open 8:30 to 4:30 today and tomorrow for anybody who can go to the county clerk and vote right there. >> is there an explanation as to how many people you think will not be able to vote who will not take advantage or not be able to take advantage of these new measures as a result of the storm? >> no, no one has figured out exactly how many. everybody is out there trying to get as many polling places open as possible, and the ones that we can't get open, we're moving them to another location and making sure there are signs, and people are trying to notify them through reverse 911. wherever we can, we're notifying as many people as possible where their new polling location is if we have to shut theirs down. >> so it sounds like you're pretty optimistic that all of those who were intending to vote will have the opport
fresno, california, this afternoon, one person is dead. four others injured. in a workplace shooting there. police say a 42-year-old man walked into an apple valley farms factory. he opened fire on co-workers and shot himself. two of the wounded are hospitalized right now, in critical condition. the third is listed in serious. the shooter is also in critical condition. police say they don't know his motive for the attack today. >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we'll tell you why it could cost $100 to take a carry-on bag on to an airplane. >>> and the election mome ♪ [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. . >>> a live look right now at democracy plaza in manhattan. the electoral map, under ice. nbc news, the entire political team, with brian williams tonight. a special edition o
. the polls are open right now in california, we are all at our abc election headquarters right here in times square. our whole team is going to be out in force all day, all night long as the votes come in. i know robin is watching at home. she's actually going to vote today. we welcome elizabeth vargas. >> thank you, we're all going to vote today. guess what the first votes are in in new hampshire, george, dixville notch, five votes for president obama. five votes for governor romney. that may be a harbinger for you all night long. >> it's been a deadlock all way. let's go to santa monica, california right now. polls are open, votes cast all across america right now. some americans voted before today. mitt romney is not going to stop campaigning. he is campaigning today in pennsylvania and ohio. he knows he needs to win one of those two states. >> trying to eke out every vote that he can. of course, we're not just watching the election polls today. we're also watching the weather. another huge story that's looming is that storm, a nor'easter that's brewing off the east coast. and sam, this w
better in this type of district. >> california is a solid blue states for the president. a couple of interesting house races. >> california weaken normally ignore. there really only been one or two states that have a chance of one-party taking over the other, but with this did it -- citizen legislative redistricting commission, the congressional map has been turned on its head. we're watching almost a dozen races in california. democrats need to almost weep all of the competitive races that we have in california in order to get even close to the 25. >> moving back east. first, maryland. roscoe bartlett. victim of a a democratic redistricting. because all it down into what recounted. he faces an john delaney, a businessman who was somewhat of a surprise winner over the state budgets and. -- state legislature. roscoe has an environmental street to him that does not make him a typical republican, but facing a very different marker county electorate. i think they will be tough to keep republicans in the majority. to go massachusetts, the congressman getting a lot of attention with all
than a thousand utility crews from as far away as california and canada are being staged at city field, home to the new york mets. >> we're in hand-to-hand combat. c are just going block to block putting up facilities that have been damaged by those winds and/or the floods. >> reporter: john miksad is in charge of power restoration for restorrk's largest electric ompany. hased has restored power to 800,000 customers but have 150,000 to go before a coastal 15 oaorm sweeps in midweek. dweek may slow down the troops heat are out there doing restoration. >> reporter: on new jersey's rest long beach island, homeowners were finally allowed to check chedamage. >> the bottom fell out so we bore just lucky that the house lucky ll standing. pictures of theures of the house so we knew it had been badly damaged but it's still seeing it is painful. >> reporter: and the gas lines could get worse. e.ott, that nor'easter could also knock out power to some of the pumps that have just been ed.tored. >> pelley: jim, we were struck york by the cover of this week's new york magazine. it's an aerial foe sho
wasn't married, i lived in live in washington dc, i moved to california. i was married for a wild in california. then i moved to washington and i wasn't married again. now, i am about to be married again. [laughter] thank you. >> hopefully this same guy? [laughter] >> yes, we can't forget that. >> yes, you don't get gifts every time either. that's a problem. [laughter] so i did have this very -- i certainly had a personal stake in that. so i was very proud and 10 pleasantly surprised on that front. i also want to look at this deeper. but it feels to me like this time the disconnect between the voting was not as big as it had been in the past. suggesting that people were saying different things. it feels like in this race, the polling suggested that that was kind of the margin and we won by a margin and we were fairly close to the polling. i think if that is true, it's very good news for us as we go forward with this kind of thing. i think there was a tendency for us to feel that we really had to get very high numbers. so that was good news in my world. >> the staff said one thing,
be california and states like new york, president obama starts with 237 electoral votes. governor romney starts with 1919 electoral votes from states like texas and georgia that traditionally vote for the republicans. if you look at the easiest path for the president, because he had 237 at that start he has more pathways to that magical 270. his easiest path would be if he were to win florida. that would mean he would only have to win one of the remaining eight battleground states to get to 27 0. governor romney has a tougher path. if he were to win florida and then also to win ohio and virginia and north carolina that's four of the biggest states, that would still only get him to 266 electoral votes. he'd need one of the remaining five battleground states, scott, to get to 270. >> pelley: john, thank you. john, bob, norah o'donnell and our entire campaign 2012 team will bring you election night coverage beginning the moment the first polls close tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. a week ago tonight hurricane sandy crashed ashore. we learned today that the death toll is up to 119 in nine state
to california. her family would like to go back. she might still around again because -- she raised $215 million. she is the house's biggest fund- raiser. >> we will end up with a more polarized congress. steny hoyer is more moderate. he is an institutional -- has been around for decades and represents a lot of the new democrats. the big question will be, will party, a caucus dominated by liberals and i would say democrats are much more liberal than your average democrat around the country. will they tolerate steny hoyer who they do not see as one of their own? they see him as a compromiser. >> the white house has been ignoring -- democrats have been an afterthought. if they had a leader, there would have more muscle. >> one thing that i find interesting to watch is when you can step back and look at the bigger picture, you have a house that is not budging and testing republican. which means that how frustrated that american people are about the non action, about the tea party. this means that i think barack obama should be on the losing end of this campaign because the american people want a ch
it to their advantage in states like illinois. california is a whole different story where you have an independent commission drawing the lines there. it really will dramatically shape control of congress. >> i was simply going to make the point about illinois. the viewers don't think it's only the republicans who are redrawing districts. democrats did the exact same thing in illinois, and we'll see what the results are. sometimes they draw districts expecting a certain outcome and the voters surprise them. >> brown: while we're talking about the how, because earlier we talked about the senate in a kind of bigger picture. stu, remind us about the house situation. >> all 435 seats are up in the house but not all 435 are competitive. only about 70 or so are really worth watching for the chance of one party to steal a seat from the other party. the democrats need 25 seats in order toigate majority and presumably reinstall california, nancy pelosi as speaker be as she once was. that seems unlikely. the democrats have said we have enough seats in play, and when we get out west, california, washington,
. >> got maryland locked up. >> bill: and california. got the big states. >> i'm taking -- >> bill: he hope we voted yes on measure 7 to allow gambling in maryland? >> i'm going to vote today. i'm taking my 7-year-old with me to go vote. he's never been so we're going to go. >> bill: let him punch the buttons. >> i think i might. [ laughter ] don't tell anybody though. >> bill: he can probably make as intelligent a decision as you could. >> he's better informed. >> bill: and you know, we're going to look forward here. we're looking forward. thinking positive. we're look forward to four more years of barack obama. we also have to look backward and chuckle at some of the highlights of this campaign. there have been -- think back. >> it has been insane. i was just thinking on my way in this morning -- >> bill: we were in south carolina. >> less than a year ago. so much has happened. >> bill: we remember some of the high points of this campaign. we'll bring them to you. newt gingrich, he was number one for some t
from california, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, and david winston, republican strategist. welcome, david and ellen, it seems from all accounts, that it's very, very unlikely that the house is going to change hands, the senate is still in play. but there are a lot of interesting races out there. david, first of all, right now mitt romney around virginia with george alan at his side, a close race with tim kaine, two former governors running against each other and george alan running for his former senate seat. we're hearing it is tim kaine marginally ahead but close to 50/50 race. >> this is a close race. this fizz republicans are going to pick up majority one of the key states where the opportunity lies having said that, when you've soon a lot of the survey, surveys seem to have it even or slight edge to governor kaine. one of the problems that we're all trying to work through here is, so what is this electorate going to look like? in virginia an interesting mix of different types of voters and in terms of independents, african-americans that
profound if you live in a glass house cast no stones. we've been joined by laura richardson from california. thank you for joining us here. this very unqualified woman of course spear headed efforts to bring the international sanctions against i ran, sanctions on -- iran, sanctions on north korea and has brought significant to bringing down kadafi. we now are going to hear from a very special colleague, terri sule from the seventh district of alabama. she has very special insight into the qualifications and integrity of susan rice. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. today i stand with my colleagues, proudly stand with my colleagues in expressing our outrage about the unfair attacks against the u.s. ambassador susan rice. these recent attacks are nothing short of offensive. nothing short of offensive. leading the charge to oppose ambassador rice are our senators who profess to want to block any potential nomination of this overly qualified public serve ant. and i for you cannot sit back like all of us and not say this is wrong. it's not only wrong, it's actually unpatriot i can. to b
.a. >>> california has another interesting piece of legislation today. it is legal now, but a lawmaker in san francisco is backing the proposal to ban public nudity aimed at the so-called naked guys who let it all hang out in the castro district, but the supervisor named anthony weiner, really, that's his name, says he's seen enough. >> it doesn't mean that anyone can do anything they want anywhere at any time under any circumstance. there are always some basic standards for our public spaces. >> we're born this way. this is your true expression of self. >> yes, for the decoration of independence. yes to body freedom. >> okay. his name is scott weiner which is hardly better. the nudity ban was approved by the committee monday. the full board of supervisors will vote later this month. i'm against it. >>> okay. the baltimore ravens found themselves at the middle of maryland's same sex marriage debate this season and coming up we'll sit down with the player who started the debate about sports and politics. >> but first what's in a name? the debate over whether to give winter storms an identity n
was a millionaire for months without even knowing it. winning a $23 million california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun, but slightly more delicious, as long as it survives being shot out of the canon part. >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger zee is here. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchill in philadelphia, 38. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. before we get there, we have to get through the afternoon. philadelphia will get to 50 for a high. back here, some rain/snow mix. it will be blu
. here in the state of california republican registration has dipped below 30% for the first tame. they're quickly becoming a permanent minority party. they've completely missed the boat on immigration. we're a country of immigrants. the majority of people regardless of their political affiliation think that immigration is good for this country, and it revitalizes this country. mitt romney in that tea party far-right element, he's loseing support rapidly among latino voters. just from 2008 to this election cycle, there are 2.4 million more u.s.-born hispanic who credit "v" come of voting age. that's a 26% increase overall in latino voters since the 2008 election. and they fully makeup almost 9% of the electorate nationwide. so they will be in many instance instances, determining what the outcome of these elections will be. >> eliot: look you're right not only on the substance you and i have had this conversation many times prior months on this show and off you're right. on the political level i'm surprised that mitt romney made the decision to run back to the middle, but made it too la
. >>> and four people were killed and several injured in an accident in elk grove, california yesterday. a ford expedition crossed the centerline and smacked head on into a honda accord. people were thrown from both vehicles. 7 people are being treated for serious injuries. >> a trip to the storage locker took a rather shocking turn. they found a 15 foot boa constrictor. animal control officers arrived on the scene and they had to call for back up. the couple says they had no idea how that snake got into their locker. they did take a picture before it was taken away. >> still ahead tonight, a painful topic for many this monday. we're debating the future of the team coming up. >> but first, a look at taking vitamins. does it help your heart? we'll talk about that in our health alert. >>> topping tonight's health alert, a new study on multi vitamins. this one looks at whether taking vitamins does the heart good. apparently not followed 15,000 healthy male doctors for 11 years. they found no difference. >> didn't not affect the rate of having a heart attack or dying from cardiac disease or requiri
nearly 3.5 million people have cast their election lot. texas is second, california ranking third, trailing texas by just about 15,000 close votes. >> the fate of human dignity in our hands. blood's been spilt to afford us this moment. now, now, now! >> daniel day lewis from the upcoming movie "lincoln" portraying arguably the most popular and influential president ever. the latest cinematic blockbuster of steven spielberg. we take note steven spielberg and wife kate cap shaw have donated almost $1.3 million. bill maher and morgan freeman both giving about $1 million to that same obama superpac. as far as congressional contributions, california democrat howard berman has received almost $425,000 either directly or through a super pac. when we last saw berman he was taking part in the debate. that is a congressman on the left. things got a little bit nasty there by the way. polls are showing berman losing his battle to remain in congress. those are your number once. live from democracy plaza here on weekends with alex witt. and if you stumble, you get back up. up isn't easy, and we
and the california coast. but most will, i will remember the people i have met, their strength, their values, their generosity and hospitality to me and tv and our family. it is very important that we continue to fight for them and for families all across america. we have to fight for that young family in long island, new york. the one that wants to buy a home in the community they grew up in cannot afford it. we have to fight for that family in sioux city, iowa that can afford health insurance to pay the bills for its young son. we have to fight for those high school students in los angeles who are saying no to drugs and yes to their future. we have to open up that door of college opportunity to every young person in this country. [cheers and applause] we have to fight to end the shame of homelessness in this country. we have to fight for those unemployed steelworkers in pennsylvania and youngstown, ohio who want to be able to have a good job and a good wage to support themselves and their families. and we have to fight for those families and met with in california whose children today are
the campaign. >> remember when carl drove they did a bunch of california events at the end of their race when george w. bush was running just to get inside the opponent's head. don't overestimate the maturity of what's going on. >> woodruff: i'm told they have senate races that we are prepared to call. i'm just looking at what time it is. it's 22 minutes after 9:00 on the east coast. we are able to project for the pennsylvania senate that bob casey is returning for a second term. >> ifill: he beat tom smith who was a very well known tea-part candidate. he put a lot of money in. >> $20 million of his own money. the democratic incumbent wins in michigan. >> woodruff: i remember the day when there weren't that many women. we've just announced three in a row. here in texas someone who will replace a woman in the senate. he is ted cruz. he has been very closely affiliated with the tea party. this is a win for the republicans in the state of texas and a very important win. >> ifill: and a rising star in the republican party. he had a big turn at the republican national convention as i recall. >> he
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